How to Apply

Now in its 10th year, the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is designed for a woman journalist working in print, broadcast or digital news media to spend seven months in a tailored program that combines access to MIT’s Center for International Studies and media outlets including The Boston Globe and The New York Times. With this flexible structure, the fellow will have opportunities to pursue academic research as well as to hone her journalistic skills by covering topics related to human rights and social justice.

Application criteria
The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is open to women journalists worldwide whose work focuses on human rights and social justice. Journalists working in the print, broadcast and Internet media, including freelancers, are eligible to apply.
Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism. Non-native English speakers must also have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
For more information, please review the FAQ page.

Completed applications must be received by the IWMF on or before Friday, April 11, 2014. Incomplete applications and applications that arrive after the due date will not be considered.

The following items constitute a completed application:

1) Completed application form (including signature and date) | Download Here

2) Two completed recommendation forms | Download Here

3) English assessment form* (for non-native English speakers only) | Download Here

4) Current resume or CV

5) Samples of your work

Please submit the completed application form and all supporting documents via email, and include the subject line: “IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship: [Your Name].” Also be sure to include your name on each document.

If you are unable to email application materials, you can also submit them by mail to:
Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship
International Women’s Media Foundation
1625 K Street, NW, Suite 1275
Washington, D.C. 20006 USA

* NOTE: If English is your NOT native language, or if you have NOT completed a higher education degree in English, you must complete the following section and have a native English speaker complete the English Assessment Form.

 

 


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